Aeon: 1) life force, 2) an immeasurable amount of time, 3) an epoch
Ritual: a ceremony of recentering and awareness
Aeon Ritual is a durational site-specific musical ritual based around Robert Plutchik’s color-coded chart of core emotions. The first iteration was presented by MASS MoCA and featured new work by musician-composers Hanna Benn, William Brittelle, Ian Chang, Topu Lyo, Seth Olinsky, Darian Thomas, Emily Wells and Daniel Wohl. Aeon Ritual was developed by Infinite Palette with art director Andrea Hyde and curator-producer Kate Nordstrum. The work is designed to occupy the void between a traditional concert experience of composed music and traditional religious/ceremonial rites.